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How do you get developers to want to write good code they can be proud of? [closed]

In a team of developers, how do you get the developers to feel pride in their code and write good code (I realize this is subjective and everyone is different, but there is a point when I write code ...
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How to identify potential for becoming a programmer [closed]

There's heaps of information out there on hiring someone who's already a programmer. (Or claims to be one.) But what about identifying someone who has the potential to become a programmer, with ...
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Where do my programming skills stand in relation to other programmers [duplicate]

I am a student currently studying an undergraduate CS course at a crappy university in a third world country. I do however have a continuous desire to improve myself. My Objective is to bring myself ...
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1h coding test for recruitement interview, is it a common practice [closed]

I received an email for a web company position I applied to. They are asking me to provide a 1h time slot, so that they can make me pass a coding test. They'll send the test, start the time, and 1h ...
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How do you visually represent programming skills? [closed]

I had a discussion with a recruiter recently that made me wish I could visually represent programming skills. In trying to explain how skills relate, what are the important properties of those ...
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Developing wheel reinventing tendencies into a skill as opposed to reluctantly learning wheel-finding skills? [duplicate]

I am more of a high-level wheel reinventor. I definitely prefer to make use of existing API features built into a language and popular third-party frameworks that I know can solve the problem, ...
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Any good hackathons/competitions to refresh my programming skill? [closed]

I spent this summer as a PM, so my programming skills may have gotten a little rusty. I want to refresh those skills, and I'm looking for things like online hackathons or competitions. Preferably ...
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I can write code…but can't design well. Any suggestions?

I feel that I am good at writing code in bits and pieces, but my designs really suck. The question is, how do I improve my designs - and in turn become a better designer? I think schools and colleges ...